Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Lo, The Poor Negro..."

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Article "Lo, The Poor Negro..."

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In The Collegian article “Lo, The Poor Negro…” published December 10th 1943 expands on a letter to the editor piece published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch which asked, “Is a democracy based upon ideology which is not put into practice?” The person who proposed this question was commenting on an editorial written by Virginius Dabney about whether or not segregation laws on public transportation should be abolished. The article states, “In [Dabney’s] editorial he stated; as we state here, that we are not asking for social equality with the Negro, but are seeking a means of removing some of the bitterness that has arisen in the past months.” This was sparked after black leaders held a meeting in Durham, North Carolina to deconstruct the stereotypes and stigma surrounding black people. Another meeting followed that hosted both black and white leaders in Atlanta where the goal was to find a way to peacefully coexist.

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1943-12-10

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English

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RichmondCollegianXXX.5.2-19431210.jpg

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Lo, The Poor Negro...",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed August 7, 2020, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/486.